[1] Camp
Dec 6
my Dear wife
I now take the pleasure
of wrighting a few
lines to let you
now that we are
all well hoping [these?]
few lines will finde
you the same I hav
just [???] our [anneys?]
letter and was [glade?]
to hear that you
ware all well I hav
nouthing of aney
importince to wright
we receved that bundle
this week them glooves
[page 2]
are moste to stiff
fore oure use as
we wante sumthing
more pliable we hav
verey good glooves
we pade one doller
per pare thay call
them buckskinn
thay are just the
same as Low daltons
we expect your bundle
tow morrow night
the suttler fetches them
out fore us we cant
get but one pass
at a time that is
one fore each companey
thare is so menney
passes promissed we
should had one this
weeke but well hav
not got it yet
[page 3]
we hav verey good
news from east
tenessee and other
sourthern states and
i expect you will
hear good newe from
this quarter before
long as we expect a
moove hear every day
the hole armey is
wating orders to
moove we are all
kept in readeness
fore a move it
may happen before
you get this letter
and it may not
happen this winter
our men is shouting
every day It is reported
hear just now that
our troopes captured
[page 4]
sum of them to
day but we shall
now before long
we expect sumthing
tomorrow if anny
thing happens tomorrow
I will wright [???]
a sunday I got
Hugh [Bay?] letter
last night I will
wright him a answer
in a few day
give my luv to all
our fokes tel them
we are all well
I must close
Candle is gon
you Husband
[page 5]
I did not expect
to wright aney more but
the cook just fetched one in
so i will say a few wordes
our Captin has left us
he went to washington
to night so that he can
starte in the morning
fore philadelphea
I will tell you more
in my next letter
It is role call so I must
your effectionate
Wm Band

  1. Flag illustration in upper left corner
December 6, 1861


Co. I, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


Residence (County): 
Delaware County, PA


From Note: 
Camp Marcy


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Transcription Date: 
January, 2014
Proof Date: 
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